Fillmore County Geologic Atlas, Part B

This page last updated: 04/06/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Ground Water Mapping Program
Abstract Arc/INFO coverages (as export files) and ArcView shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of Fillmore County, Minnesota.
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Time Period of Content Date 1995
Currentness Reference 1995-1996
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ordering Instructions This online linkage is to the DNR Ground Water Mapping GIS Web site. Each individual data layer, as listed in the Entity and Attribute section, is posted, with links to layer-level metadata, arc export files, and ArcView shapefiles. Alternatively, download a zipfile containing all arc export files or all shapefiles.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.

Full Metadata

Fillmore County Geologic Atlas, Part B

Go to Section:
1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Ground Water Mapping Program
Title Fillmore County Geologic Atlas, Part B
Abstract Arc/INFO coverages (as export files) and ArcView shapefiles depicting a variety of characteristics of the ground-water system of Fillmore County, Minnesota.
Purpose Geographic information systems (GIS) layers were created to cartographically depict and spatially analyze data used in the production of the Fillmore County Geologic Atlas, Part B.

A County Geologic Atlas (CGA) is a systematic study of a county's geologic and ground-water resources. Geologic studies include both near-surface deposits and bedrock. Ground-water studies include flow systems, aquifer capacity, ground-water chemistry, and sand and gravel deposits.

Interpretation of sensitivity to pollution is also part of a CGA. The information is organized, analyzed, and displayed using GIS technology.
Time Period of Content Date 1995
Currentness Reference 1995-1996
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Fillmore County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -92.45
-91.72
43.85
43.50
Place Keywords Fillmore County, Minnesota, Southeastern Minnesota
Theme Keywords geoscientificInformation, Water Chemistry, Wells, Ground Water, Surface Water, Geology, Pollution Sensitivity, Aquifer Yield, Potentiometric Surface, Water Table, Hydrogeology
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Contact Person Information Randy McGregor, GIS Specialist
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4032
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: randy.mcgregor@dnr.state.mn.us
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Browse Graphic File Description .pdf file represents one of the plates in the geologic atlas
Associated Data Sets County Geologic Atlas program: C-08 Part A, Produced by the Minnesota Geological Survey. Map and report available from MGS Map Store (612-627-4782).

For additional information on the DNR Ground Water Mapping Program, visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/groundwater_section/mapping/index.html

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency Data are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1
Completeness Complete
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage Review of available data:
Investigations begin with a review of existing information, such as earlier geologic maps, soil maps, hydrologic reports, and information provided by well drillers. Drillers send water well logs to the Minnesota Geological Survey, where they are reviewed, interpreted, and entered into the County Well Index (CWI), an interactive data base of water-well information.

Collection of data from the field:
Field studies are conducted to measure static water level elevations and chemistry of selected wells. These studies, combined with pre-existing data, are used to create models of water-table and bedrock hydrogeology (elevation, potentiometric surface, potential yield, flow direction), and sensitivity of ground water system to pollution.

Creation of GIS layers:
Using a variety of techniques, data is converted into Arc/INFO coverages or ARCVIEW shapefiles for cartographic display and spatial analysis.
Source Scale Denominator 100000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Arc/INFO
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Point, Line, Polygon
Tiling Scheme Fillmore County
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
UTM Zone Number 15E
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview The Fillmore County Geologic Atlas, Part B consists of many separate GIS data layers divided into four plates for printing:

Plate 6 - Bedrock Hydrogeology

Plate 7 - Sensitivity of the St, Peter -Prairie du Chien-Jordan aquifer to pollution

Plate 8 - Sinkholes and sinkhole probability

Plate 9 - Springsheds

Both Arc/INFO coverages (as export files), and ARCVIEW shapefiles are available.

COVERAGES USED IN MORE THAN ONE PLATE:

1. Wells sampled by DNR staff for chemistry
2. Wells field-measures by DNR staff for static water level elevation

Coverages used in Plate 6, Hydrogeology of Bedrock Aquifers
--
3. FRANCONIA-IRONTON-GALESVILLE Aquifer - Aquifer absent
4. FRANCONIA-IRONTON-GALESVILLE Aquifer - Confined area
5. FRANCONIA-IRONTON-GALESVILLE Aquifer - Flow direction
6. FRANCONIA-IRONTON-GALESVILLE Aquifer - Potentiometric surface
7. UPPER CARBONATE Aquifer - Aquifer absent
8. UPPER CARBONATE Aquifer - Confined area
9. UPPER CARBONATE Aquifer - Dewatered area
10. UPPER CARBONATE Aquifer - Flow direction
11. UPPER CARBONATE Aquifer - Potentiometric surface
12. UPPER CARBONATE Aquifer - Springs
13. ST. PETER-PRAIRIE du CHIEN JORDAN Aquifer - Aquifer absent
14. ST. PETER-PRAIRIE du CHIEN JORDAN Aquifer - Confined area
15. ST. PETER-PRAIRIE du CHIEN JORDAN Aquifer - Dewatered area
16. ST. PETER-PRAIRIE du CHIEN JORDAN Aquifer - Flow direction
17. ST. PETER-PRAIRIE du CHIEN JORDAN Aquifer - Potentiometric surface
18. ST. PETER-PRAIRIE du CHIEN JORDAN Aquifer - Pump locations
19. ST. PETER-PRAIRIE du CHIEN JORDAN Aquifer - Potential yield
20. Cross section A-A' line.

Coverages used in Plate 7, Pollution Sensitivity
21. Sensitivity of the St. Peter-Prairie du Chien-Jordan aquifer to pollution
22. Area where nitrate or tritium present or expected beneath the Decorah-Platteville-Glennwood confining unit

Coverages used in Plate 8, Sinkhole Probability
23. Sinkhole probability
24. Sinkhole points

Coverages used in Plate 9, Springsheds
25. Blind valleys
26. Cummingsville-Decorah contact line
27. Dye trace points
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation Metadata for each individual GIS data layer can be accessed at the DNR Web site via the online linkage field in this metadata record.
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 1999
Contact Person Information Randy McGregor
GIS Specialist
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4032
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: randy.mcgregor@dnr.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier c08bfill
Distribution Liability This map was prepared from publicly available information only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the factual data on which this map is based. However, the Department of Natural Resources does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or any implied uses of these data.

Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the
references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota
Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Transfer Format Name Arc/INFO export, ArcView shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number 7.1.1
Transfer Size Arc Export files - zipped - 4.5 MB; ArcView Shapefiles - zipped - 6.3 MB
Ordering Instructions This online linkage is to the DNR Ground Water Mapping GIS Web site. Each individual data layer, as listed in the Entity and Attribute section, is posted, with links to layer-level metadata, arc export files, and ArcView shapefiles. Alternatively, download a zipfile containing all arc export files or all shapefiles.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/06/2007
Contact Person Information Randy McGregor, GIS Specialist
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4032
Phone: 651-297-4591
FAX: 651-296-0445
E-mail: randy.mcgregor@dnr.state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/06/2007